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Solar Energy in La Junta, CO

Solar Energy in La Junta

The month of July has the highest historical solar radition values in La Junta with an average of 6.69 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in La Junta

Solar panels in La Junta that always track the sun throughout the day will produce the maximum solar energy output. [More]

Sunrise & Sunset in La Junta

The total length of the day in La Junta, CO today (December 12, 2018) will be 09 hours and 33 minutes. [More]

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La Junta, CO Solar Energy

Solar Power in La Junta, CO

Solar Energy Data in La Junta, CO

See the chart below to see how different types of solar panel installations compare in La Junta.

* Amounts listed in kWh/m2/day (kilowatt hours per square meter per day).
* See glossary & definitions below.


Solar Energy Analysis for La Junta, CO

Solar Radiation Data in La Junta

Based on historical La Junta, CO data, solar panels that always track the sun throughout the day will produce the maximum solar energy output in La Junta. [1]

La Junta has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 5.17 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 21% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 6.57 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in La Junta that are always titled at the latitude of La Junta (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 6.13 kWh/m2/day, or about 19% greater than the average monthly GHI of 5.17 kWh/m2/day and approximately 7% less than the average monthly DNI of 6.57 kWh/m2/day. [1]

* See glossary & definitions below.

Solar Energy Glossary

Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI)

Global Horizontal Irradiance: The total amount of solar radiation that is received per unit area by a surface that is always positioned in a horizontal manner.

Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI)

Direct Normal Irradiance: The total amount of solar radiation received per unit area by a surface that is always perpendicular to the sun rays that come in a straight line from the direction of the sun at its current position in the sky.

Average Tilt at Latitude (ATaL)

Average Tilt at Latitude: The total amount of solar radiation received per unit area by a surface that is tilted toward the equator at an angle equal to the current latitude. ATaL will often produce the optimum energy output.

Solar Radiation Levels in La Junta

Solar Radiation Data in La Junta, CO

See the chart below for monthly solar radiation levels in La Junta.

* Amounts listed in kWh/m2/day (kilowatt hours per square meter per day)

Solar Radiation Analysis for La Junta, CO

Solar Radiation Data in La Junta

La Junta, CO has a average annual solar radiation value of 5.96 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in La Junta is July with an average of 6.69 kWh/m2/day, followed by June at 6.69 kWh/m2/day and August at 6.67 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in La Junta (Colorado) are December with an average of 4.67 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 4.72 kWh/m2/day and November at 5.22 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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Solar Power Comparison: La Junta vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in La Junta

The average monthly solar radiation level in La Junta, CO, of 5.96 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 60% greater than the average level of 3.73 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 10% less than the average level of 6.6 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically high levels (NV). [1]


→ Values listed as 0 (zero) are not available (N/A).

Solar Power: vs. the U.S.

Below is a month-by-month comparison of how average La Junta solar radiation levels compare to average levels in a city with historcially high levels (NV) and a city with historically low levels (WA). [1]

→ k/m/d = kWh/m2/day = kilowatt hours per square meter per day.
→ Values listed as 0 (zero) are not available (N/A).

Solar Data & Statistics for La Junta

Sunrise / Sunset in La Junta

  • Sunrise/Sunset for December 12, 2018 [2]
    • Sunrise: 8:01 am
    • Sunset: 5:35 pm
    • Solar Noon: 12:48 pm
    • Length of Day: 09:33
Solar Energy Statistics for La Junta

Best Months for Solar in La Junta

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation July (6.69 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: July (7.04 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (8.33 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (7.68 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in La Junta

We do not currently have data on solar panel installations in the city of La Junta, CO at this current time.

However, La Junta is in Otero County and Otero County has at least 0 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in La Junta

The Power of Solar in La Junta, CO

Monthly AC solar system output averages for La Junta (co). Month-by-month solar power, as ranked by AC output, in La Junta. [2]

* Amounts listed in kWhac (kilowatt hours (AC))

Solar Output Analysis for La Junta, CO

Solar Radiation Data in La Junta

La Junta (CO) has a average annual solar AC output value of 6833.61 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in La Junta is October with an average of 629.75 kWhac, followed by July at 620.97 kWhac and August at 620.73 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in La Junta (Colorado) are December with an average of 479.16 kWhac, followed by January with an average of 485.25 kWhac and February at 503.14 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in La Junta

La Junta Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in La Junta averaged 12.55 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in September 2018, which was about 4% less than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.01¢/kWh in September. [3]

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La Junta Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Colorado averaged $13.17 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in September 2018, which was approximately 24% less than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $17.32 per Mcf in September. [4]

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Solar Businesses in La Junta

Solar Energy Contractors in La Junta

Contractors & builders that specialize in solar panel installations in or near La Junta, CO.

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Solar Energy Equipment in La Junta

Businesses that sell solar energy equipment and/or solar parts in or near La Junta, CO.

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Energy Conservation Consultants in La Junta

Energy conservation specialists that offer consulting services in or near La Junta, CO.

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Weather Forecast for La Junta, CO [5]

Wed Dec 12
60°F
Light Snow
Min: 37°F
Max: 67°F
Gentle Breeze: 4 mps SW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 22%
Cloud cover: 0%
Thu Dec 13
36°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 14°F
Max: 40°F
High wind, near gale: 16 mps
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 27%
Cloud cover: 0%
Fri Dec 14
42°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 13°F
Max: 49°F
Gentle Breeze: 5 mps W
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 21%
Cloud cover: 0%
Sat Dec 15
48°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 21°F
Max: 48°F
Fresh Breeze: 8 mps W
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 0%
Sun Dec 16
50°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 20°F
Max: 50°F
Gentle Breeze: 5 mps SW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 0%
Mon Dec 17
52°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 25°F
Max: 52°F
Moderate breeze: 7 mps WSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 43%

More about La Junta

About La Junta

The city of La Junta, CO in Otero County has an approximate population of 7,077. [6]

La Junta Solar Power

La Junta, CO Solar Energy

To learn more about solar energy and solar power La Junta, CO, or for more solar-related resources for La Junta, visit the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

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